Applying medical expertise to sport and exercise
The impact of modern lifestyles on our bodies is becoming increasingly hard to ignore. More people are physically inactive, many countries are facing obesity epidemics and poor health & function is crippling an ageing population. Studying this increasingly important area gives students the chance to improve lives and make a real difference in society.
On the SEMS programme at King’s (ranked 5th in UK; Times Good University Guide, 2022) you’ll not only learn about the fundamental concepts underlying human performance and exercise training, but how to apply this knowledge to prevent disease and treat various disorders through lifestyle interventions. You will gain an expertise in human function, exercise and physical activity through a unique curriculum combining the medical sciences and sport sciences.
You will divide your time between practical work in the lab and understanding underlying theory in several key areas: physiology, psychology, biomechanics, cell biology, nutrition, and clinical science. Because of the broad nature of the subject, this degree is a great starting point for a range of rewarding careers.
Leading the way globally
We have expertise spanning human physiology, cardiology, psychology and nutrition. We have a particular strength in research into human physiology relating to sport and exercise sciences, and are ranked highest overall percentage of 4* in KCL at 75% (REF 2021).
What sets King’s apart from other universities is our global reputation for medical excellence and life-changing research. As part of King’s Health partners, we have close links to world-renowned hospitals across London, including Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas Hospitals. Leading consultants working in these hospitals provide expert teaching for our new Sports and Exercise Medical Sciences BSc.
- Focus on the science which underpins elite performance, and how it translates into prevention and treatment of disease
- Led by academics and clinicians, the course provides an understanding of how exercise and lifestyle choices impact health and wellbeing
- Gain experience in our state-of-the-art laboratories, and learn how to perform a variety of clinical and experimental techniques
- On the SEMS programme you will receive teaching across multiple word-leading departments at Kings including: Physiology, Nutrition, Anatomy, and Psychology